Medicare :: Senate GOP Blocks Critical Vote for America’s Seniors

The vast majority of Americans want Medicare to negotiate for lower prescription drug prices. Seniors and their families know there is no logical reason the federal government should be prohibited from negotiating with drug makers except to preserve industry profits.

Part D is legislation written by and for industry and drug makers have spent millions ensuring it will remain so.

Senators were given a chance to correct their mistake and put seniors’ needs ahead of corporate profits. Unfortunately, they made the same mistake twice and American seniors will continue to pay the price.?? Barbara B. Kennelly, President/CEO

The National Committee and its 4 million members and supporters will continue to push Congress to make desperately needed reforms to the flawed Part D legislation. More than 200-thousand letters will go to Capitol Hill this week reminding lawmakers that this debate is not over and seniors will continue to fight for a prescription drug plan that works for its beneficiaries.

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